Please note that removal of items from the Green Depot is not permitted
Please remove all sensitive information from electronic devices prior to recycling them at the Green Depot.
The Green Depot is currently closed. We are currently working on ways to safely re-open our facility to serve the community and help divert landfill waste. At this time, please take all electronics and other recyclables to the Vancouver Zero Waste Centre. Please subscribe to the UNA newsletter to receive the latest information.
To learn more about the Green Depot, please contact Emily Lomax, Sustainability Coordinator at email@example.com
Use this printable infographic to help guide you with where different recyclable materials go.
Free Geek is a local non-profit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technologies. All usable computers and parts donated to the Green Depot will be rebuilt into functioning devices and sold at the Free Geek thrift store.
Please remove your iCloud / Apple ID before donating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Thrift stores accept all working electronics and other household items, such as kitchenware and decorations. Habitat for Humanity re-store accepts large household appliances.
Waste Wizard is an incredible tool developed by the City of Vancouver that tells you exactly what you can recycle, and where it goes. Most reycling companies (i.e. those within the university neighbourhoods) will follow the same household sorting practices.
Vancouver Zero Waste Centre accepts a lot of items that aren’t accepted elsewhere. Most items are accepted free of charge.
ACCEPTED – Computers and parts; Small household appliances; Clothing, textiles, and shoes; Household electronics (including cables); Flexible Plastics (bags, food wrappers, chip bags, can rings); Light bulbs; Batteries; Smoke and CO alarms; Ink cartridges; Styrofoam packing blocks; Writing Instruments
NOT ACCEPTED – Foam food containers; Broken light bulbs; Commercial fire alarms; Automotive and marine batteries; Large household appliances; Residential recycling (Blue box recycling); Thrift store items
The daily operations of the Green Depot are 100% volunteer-run. Our Waste Warriors are extremely dedicated community volunteers who have dedicated their time to strengthen the UNA community and decrease the amount of unnecessary waste going into the landfill.